Canton (Ohio) McKinley head coach Antonio Hall knew Week Three would not be an easy task.
There had already been enough strange things to happen to the Bulldogs football program over the summer that led Hall to become the program’s interim head coach.
Then, starting the season 0-2 didn’t make things easier for one of the state’s more tradition-rich programs. Something Hall knows all too well, having played on the Bulldogs’ 1997 and 1998 state championship teams.
But something happened leading up to the team’s long bus trip to Southwest Ohio; they started to come together, knowing if they stayed together and played more like a team, success would be theirs.
Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne, who opened the season with two wins, looked primed for their third with a handful of future Division One college talent on its roster. However, it would be the Bulldogs who looked like the team full of future college prospects in a 28-12 win.
Football In Ohio spoke with Coach Hall about his team’s win and what he’s working to build at his alma mater.